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However, Myanmar is already becoming a potentially significant location for geopolitical competition in Southeast Asia.
In Myanmar, there is an increase in extremist Buddhist nationalistic attitudes such as hatred speeches and force. When the Rohingya rebels attacked twelve Myanmar troops and civil servants and perhaps 77 of them, it was a serious and escalating ten months of crises. The early alert annually highlights conflicts where rapid reaction by the European Union and its Member States would create better chances for achieving this.
Killing U Ko Ni, a distinguished Islamic vet of pro-democracy fighting, is a great sacrifice for Myanmar and highlights the urgent need for unification against all kinds of hatred speeches and possible hateful crime. The Wall Street Journal's Opinion Page in this edition presented the story to the reader as proof of how Burma's abuses of Rohingya Muslims have triggered violence.
Myanmar has a scarce but dwindling chance of finding a wide-ranging national solution after almost 70 years of war.
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Recent Chinese formal tariff data show that Myanmar totaled 20,058 tons (gross weight) of Myanmar zinc and concentrates in March, 132% more than in February, but 58% less than in the previous year. Obviously there was a decrease in deliveries from Myanmar in the first..... The latest formal tariff figures published by China last weeks show that Myanmar zinc and concentrates exports were 8,641 tons (gross weight) in February, the same as in February 2016, but 72% less than in January.
Not surprisingly, the latest dates, as they..... Recent formal tariff figures published last weeks by China show that Myanmar's import of pewter and concentrates in January decreased 57% year-on-year to 31,359 tons (gross weight), mainly due to an early Chinese Spring Festival.... The Chinese tariff figures published today show an increase in exports of pewter, concentrates and metals last months.
In December, the crude import of ores and concentrates amounted to 46,538 tons (an estimate of 5,400 tons of tin), an increase of 5% over December 2015,..... Myanmar's armed forces have ordered the United Wa State Force (UWSA) to pull all their forces out of the area normally controlled by the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA, Mongla Group) by 24 October 2016.
The customs data published today show that the Chinese import volume of 17,802 tons of Chinese pewter and concentrates in September (estimated at 2,100 tons of tin), 75% more than in the previous year but less than half of August. China's special envoy for Asian affairs, Sun Guoxiang, has been meeting this weekend with non-governmental international groups along the Myanmar-China frontier, and encouraged them to participate in the 21st....
Myanmar's expected output of pewter has increased more than tenfold in the four years to 2015. Recent tariff figures published from China today show that in June 39,044 tons (gross weight) of which 38,936 tons were from Myanmar were imported of zinc oxide and concentrate.